Soldiers from the 4th Artillery Regiment based at CFB Gagetown get help from a snowblower-equipped neighbour as they clear snow at a residence in St. John’s on Monday, January 20, 2020. It's now Day 5 of the state of emergency in the St. John's, N.L., as cleanup continues from Friday's massive blizzard that dumped 76 centimetres of snow in the area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
It's now Day 5 of the state of emergency in the St. John's, N.L., as cleanup continues from Friday's massive blizzard that dumped 76 centimetres of snow in the area.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says 450 troops including about 175 reservists will be in Newfoundland today to help the province dig out from the storm.
Travel remains difficult across eastern Newfoundland, and some residents are relying on each other for food. The City of St. John's says some stores will be allowed to reopen today to sell "basic foods."
Most other businesses have to remain closed, with exceptions for gas stations and some pharmacies.
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